Virginia Bench Lowers Rap for Bad Deal

The Virginia Supreme Court has reduced a pot-dealing sentence because the prosecution did not keep its part of a plea-bargaining agreements William A. Jones IIpleaded guilty to a pot-selling charge in exchange for a recommendi\|ioLi of leniency. The slate prosecutor made 110 sucli suggestion al trial, and Jones was sentenced to ien years on the grass rap and a hash-sales indictment.. He sued die state for breach of promise, and the liasli penalty was subtracted from liis total time. The court did not have the power to overturn, llie pot conviction or to let Jones withdraw liis guilty plea.

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